Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has joined National Ice Hockey League team Guildford Phoenix as a goaltender.
The Czech Republic legend, joined the second tier team after retiring from football, but his new found love doesn’t affect his role at Chelsea.
“I hope I can help this young team achieve their goals,” Cech said.
“After 20 years of professional football, this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid.”
Cech, will be the team’s third choice goaltender and will only train when his Chelsea schedule allows.
“Some people seem to think I’ve changed my job. No I didn’t.
“Luckily my job at Chelsea doesn’t stop me in my spare time from playing the game I loved as a kid and which I’ve been playing for years. While being a professional footballer I couldn’t play the game for obvious reasons. Now I can.” He tweets.
Cech won four Premier League titles, the Champions League and Europa League during his time at Chelsea with Nigerian teammates Mikel Obi and Victor Moses.
Other footballers to switch sports:
Paolo Maldini – Tennis
Tim Wiese, Stuart Tomlinson, Grant Holt – Wrestling
Ivan Perisic – Beach volleyball
Dudek, Santiago Canizares, Fabien Barthez – Motor racing
Leon McKenzie & Curtis Woodhouse – Boxing
Gabriel Batistuta – Polo
Bixente Lizarazu – Jiu-jitsu
Clive Allen – American football
Gary Lineker – Cricket